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Virginia Hughes

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Arrested Development

Gabrielle Williams is nine years old. She weighs just 12 pounds. The mystery of “syndrome x” and the girls who never age.

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23 and You

On recreational genetics, privacy and the new vulnerability of family secrets.

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Safecracking the Brain

What neuroscience is learning from code-breakers and thieves.

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Detachment

On the scientific research of Romanian orphans.

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Re-Awakenings

How a woman who couldn’t stop sleeping woke up.